Human Resources Director

Organization: Kitsap Transit

Location: Bremerton, Wash.

Deadline: First review of applications: July 12, 2020 (open until filled). 

Salary: $113,922 – $153,130

Description: Kitsap Transit seeks a Human Resources Director. Headquartered in the City of Bremerton, Wash., directly across the Puget Sound from Seattle, Kitsap Transit offers the right candidate the opportunity to work in a positive and stable work environment that is confirmed with a staff tenure averaging over 14 years, including the General Manager who has been with the agency for 37 years. The area offers affordable, quality living in a spectacular water and mountain setting where the ferry terminal and Bremerton Transportation Center at the foot of downtown lead visitors into a growing community of galleries, theaters, shops, restaurants, museums, and cafes. Kitsap Transit is a medium-size transit agency with one of the most diverse array of modes in the state. The agency prides itself on providing a reliable service to Kitsap County’s commuter base and a sustainable, green travel option for the environmentally conscious. Kitsap Transit transports more than 3.8 million riders a year across a multi-modal system of routed buses, passenger-only ferries, ACCESS and Dial-A-Ride shuttles, vanpools, and Worker/Driver buses for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. As of 2020, Kitsap Transit serves a 395-square-mile area (pop. 270,000), operates on a budget of approximately $58 million, and employs 372.2 FTE’s.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Human Resources Director directs and administers a wide variety of human resource and risk management programs, and directs the staff, operations, and programs of the agency’s Human Resources Department, which operates with 7 FTE’s. Kitsap Transit has three labor groups with five collectively bargained agreements and the Human Resources Director is the lead negotiator. The Human Resources Director is also the agency’s risk manager.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in human resource management, industrial relations, public administration, business administration or a closely related field, and 5 years of increasingly responsible public sector professional human resources experience, including 3 years of program management and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Application Procedure: For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Kitsap Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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